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.2747. >> all right, coming up after a short break, more than 50 people are reported dead after guatemala suffered its strongest earthquake since 1976. rescue teams in san marcos worked through the night in hope of finding survivors. >> all right. stay with us. we will be right back. >> welcome back, everyone. guatemala's president says more than 50 people have died in a major earthquake that was felt as far away as mexico city. >> officials say the 7.4- magnitude quake struck about 160 kilometers west of guatemala city near the border with mexico. the government has issued a disaster alert, and it is feared the death toll will rise further. >> rescue teams are working against the clock, trying to locate survivors among the ruins. the earthquake hit on wednesday morning. it was felt across the country. houses collapsed. many roads are now locked with earth and rubble. western status and markets near the mexican border bore the brunt of the quake. guatemala's president has been touring the worst affected areas. he spoke of the scale of the disaster. >> i would like to mention that this is
the central american country of guatemala. at least 30 people are reported to have died. analysts with the u.s. geological survey say the magnitude 7.4 quake struck on wednesday at around 10:35 a.m. local time. they say the focus was 41 kilometers beneath the pacific ocean, about 160 kilometers from guatemala city. authorities say several houses in the town of san marcos near the mexican border collapsed. they say residents are trapped in the rubble. a fire department officl tweeted that a school about 120 kilometers from the epicenter has also collapsed. he said eight people have been taken to the hospital. reuters says landslides have cut off roads in several places. >>> a meeting of the association of southeast asian nations later this month in cambodia will seek to promote regional integration. three of the main players of the summit wouldn't be talking to each other, at least directly. japan is locked in territorial disputes with china and south korea. the country's foreign minister says it's unlikely prime minister yoshihiko noda will meet with south korean or chinese counterparts. gem
killed and many more missing after a strong earthquake off of guatemala's pacific coast. the number of deaths is likely to rise as emergency workers came through the debris. our central america correspondent in neighboring mexico city where there were tremors. >> this was the largest earthquake in guatemala since 1976. such was its power that it sent residence and office workers running into the streets as far away as mexico city. in the guatemalan capital, guatemala city, the impact was much greater. dowling masonry and damaging buildings. the country's civil emergency authorities immediately issued a national alert and the president told people to stay outside of their crack homes for fear of aftershocks. >> any time we have an earthquake of this magnitude, there is a very high risk of after shocks. there have already been 5. there could be after shocks that could have the intensity to cause more damage to the population that has already been affected. >> the real devastation, however, took place near the epicenter of the pacific coast in the border region of san marcos. there, is
7.4 earthquake hit off the coast of guatemala this morning. officials there say the worst of the damage is in the state of san marcos near the mexican border. a red cross spokesperson says folks across the entire country felt the quake and there are reports of buildings shaking as far as away as mexico city and el salvador. guatemala's president calls it the largest quake to hit his country in more than 35 years. at least one person is dead and several others trapped when part of a shopping center collapses. that tops our news around the world in 80 seconds. guana, authorities say the top floor of the five story department store came crashing down in the capital city. amateur video shows a large crowd gathering around a pile of debris. rescuers pulled out several victims. the nation's president cancelled campaigning for the day to visit the site and donated it a disaster zone. chile. dozens of fishermen battled police in the capital city of santiago a limit over fishing. the fishermen claim it could cripple their business. they set up road blocks on threw stones. the cops
shelters. >> at least 40 people have been killed in an earthquake off of guatemala's pacific coast. most of the victims were killed in the northwestern state of san marcos, which saw heavy damage. lawmakers in greece have approved a new round of austerity cuts amidst massive protests. on wednesday, the greek parliament narrowly backed a $13.5 billion austerity package featuring tax hikes and pension cuts -- greece's's fourth austerity package in three years. more than 100,000 people took to the streets of athens to oppose the measure, capping a three-day strike and staging greece's largest protest since august. the protest ended in clashes with police firing tear gas to disperse the crowd. turkey has unveiled plans to ask that nato deploy patriot missiles along its border with syria. the move would effectively create a no-fly zone over the turkey-syrian border. the move comes as syria is seeing some of its worst violence to date, with reports of dozens, if not hundreds, of deaths over the past week. at the united nations, undersecretary general for political affairs warned that syria is
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